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December 5, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Plant Safety 101
Glass plants can be dangerous places to work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,, the glass manufacturing industry reports higher-than-average incidence rates for workplace injuries and fatalities. To prevent accidents and keep employees safe, workplaces should establish a safety culture that combines
training with enforcement.

Industry News
Xinyi to Open First North American Facility in Canada
NSG/Pilkington to Reopen Ottawa Plant This Month
Patrick Industries Inc. Acquires LMI Inc.
ABCO Automation Partners with Visual Components
Upward Trend Continues in Construction Spending
People News
Mike Cunningham Retires as President of AWS, New President Appointed
Tubelite Inc. Names New Client Development Manager for D.C. Area
Linetec Hires New Southern Territory Sales Manager
Faour Welcomes New Architectural Rep for North Florida
Barrett Ltd. Adds Matt Hale to Sales Team
John Hoisington of Madison Heights Glass Passes Away
Product Spotlight
The First and Only Operable PVC AW-Rated System
From new construction to replacement projects, Quanex Building Products’ Mikron C3-11300™ is the industry’s first and only operable PVC AW-Rated window and door system. Ideal for mid- and high-rise commercial buildings, it offers an optimal mix of strength, energy efficiency and aesthetics. Available in a variety of configurations, this profile delivers structural performance and thermal efficiencies, with operable windows accepting a range of standard and concealed multi-lock hardware.
Designing for Accessibility
By Heather Evans
The trend toward designing for accessibility is a growing one. The building owner and architect usually make the final call as to whether a building meets their goals for accessibility, rather than the government. This shift changes the dynamic around accessibility for architects, designers, contractors, engineers and building owners.
From the Fabricator: Remembering Frank and Jack
By Max Perilstein
The glass and glazing industry lost two amazing people last week with the passing of Frank Dlubak and Jack Hoisington. Both men made significant impacts in the markets they played in and will be missed greatly.
Great Glazing
Museum of the American Revolution

Contract glazier:  Glazing Concepts LLC
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: J.E. Berkowitz

The recently opened Museum of the American Revolution anchors the eastern end of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. The 118,000-square-foot building houses a monumental collection from early United States history and represents a contemporary interpretation of the historic neighborhood’s Georgian style. Design goals included achieving high levels of energy conservation, as well as blending into the neighborhood. While most areas of the building house exhibit spaces that require artificial lighting and controlled conditions, meeting, event, and other public spaces feature abundant natural daylighting provided by large glass windows. Read more...


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